The LSU Tigers are still holding out hope that they could sneak into the SEC Title Game (it would require Alabama losing and Texas A&M winning this weekend to get into a three-way tie in the West) and they are playing like it in Fayetteville. Their defense has been stout, limiting the Arkansas Razorbacks to 165 yards and adding a pair of takeaways to give the Tigers a 10-0 halftime lead.
Arkansas moved the ball on their opening drive, getting to the LSU 9-yard line, but Lamin Barrow forced a Dennis Johnson fumble that LSU jumped on to turn the tide. Tyler Wilson was then intercepted on the first play of Arkansas' next drive, which LSU turned into a field goal and the visitors were in front.
LSU really took control of the game late in the second quarter on a long touchdown drive that was all about the punishing rushing attack before a pass landed them in the end zone. Six of the first eight plays of the drive were running plays and along with an Arkansas personal foul, helped move the Tigers from their own 24 to the Razorbacks' 22. From there, Zach Mettenberger found Jarvis Landry for six and after the extra point and a 10-point lead.